As you’ll recall from my last article, horror fans all across Twitter have been channeling their Sherlock Holmes’ deduction skills to decipher the cryptic clues Hideo Kojima has been leaving about a potential reboot of the infamous Silent Hills series. While Kojima Productions has yet to make any official announcements regarding these claims, a reputable gaming publication has leaked information stating that a revival is in the works by Sony.
Rely On Horror is a horror gaming coverage site, dedicated to covering the best major and indie horror games of our time. On March 12th, they published the following tweet, sparking widespread excitement across the platform:
According to the information relayed to them from trusted sources, they’ve discovered the following information:
- Masahiro Ito (the creature designer for the first four titles in the series) is working on a Silent Hill game
- Keiichiro Toyama (director and writer of the 1999 Silent Hill) and Akira Yamaoka (composer for the majority of the franchise) may also return to the series
- The Ito, Toyama, and Yamaoka trio have been working on a soft reboot of the series (possibly just titled Silent Hill) for about a year
- Team members from “Project Siren” (the group behind the PlayStation 3’s Siren: Blood Curse) will probably be part of the development process of Silent Hill in some capacity
- Sony is working to patch up the relationship between Kojima Productions and Hideo Kojima’s previous studio, Konami, to fight for a resurrection of the Silent Hills title
- The reboot might make use of the Playstation VR headset
While this is all very exciting, it should be noted that the revival of Silent Hills is not yet a done deal. The only game in active development at the moment is the Silent Hill reboot from the trio and members of Project Siren. However, it is confirmed that Sony is gunning for a revival and is working to either licence or own the Silent Hills IP to get Kojima to produce the games and make them PlayStation exclusives. More news is yet to come, but what we’ve unearthed so far is promising for the future of horror!